Sikkim is one of the most untouched regions in India, and offers a wide variety of spectacular natural beauty for trekkers to explore. The top snow treks in Sikkim take you to frozen lakes, hot springs, mountain peaks, and slow-moving glaciers.
Most trekkers visit Sikkim during the summer, because the weather is clear and pleasant. However, during the winter, the sprawling snow-covered landscape is dramatic and gorgeous. If you like escaping the crowds and listening to just the sounds of nature, you’ll love having the trail to yourself for most of the way when you book a snow trek in Sikkim.
During the winter in Sikkim, the weather can get very harsh. You’ll be at altitudes well over 10,000 feet, and will face temperatures as low as 0-4 degrees Celsius. Read our blog on How to Prepare for High Attitude Trekking.
Some top snow treks in Sikkim are:
This trek to the highest mountain peak in West Bengal gives you a chance to see some of the most famous peaks in the world. If the sky is clear and visibility is good, you’ll be able to see Mt Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga and others. The trail winds through the rhododendron forests and rocky landscapes of the Singalila National Park. It will be cold at night, but you’ll be staying in tea-houses and trekker huts along the way.
This is undoubtedly the top snow trek in Sikkim, and will take you through forests of ancient oak and rhododendron trees, across alpine meadows with great open views, and to the hill station of Darjeeling. While on the Goechala trek trail, you’ll also see the world-famous Kanchenjunga Peak, and see village life at Tsokha, a Tibetan settlement.
Winter in Sikkim starts by November and begins to fade by early March. Because of the high altitude, the top winter treks in Sikkim will have snow on the route by December. By February and March, the weather begins to get slightly warmer, although it will still be really cold.
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